Meet the Woman Behind the Progressive Commercials

You might not know standup comedian and actress Stephanie Courtney by name, but you definitely know her by her TV persona: Flo from the Progressive Insurance ads. Courtney has been playing Flo for 11 years and has gained a certain notoriety for doing so. Courtney, 50, is an alum of The Groundling’s Theater & School in Los Angeles, which counts Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy, Lisa Kudrow, and many others among its star graduates. She has logged time in an impressive number of TV shows, including The Goldbergs, Mad Men and 2 Broke Girls. However, it’s her role as Flo that’s made her a TV icon. She is married to producer Scott Kolanch and currently lives in Los Angeles.